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  • Publisher: Quarto
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780760372258
  • Stock: 30 in stock
  • Size: 203x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £14.99
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Astrology Embroidery


Stitch the zodiac & 30 celestial patterns by Maya Hanisch

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Book Description

Learn to stitch 30 original zodiac and lunar-inspired embroidery patterns!

Through the centuries, people have looked to the night sky for inspiration and guidance. With all the upheaval in the world, looking to the ever-steady stars is more appealing than ever. Hand embroidery also offers a different sort of relief in turbulent times. Taking a moment to unplug and focus on the simple rhythm of stitching colourful images in cloth can have a calming, meditative effect. Astrology Embroidery marries these two sources of calm and clarity allowing the customer to reflect on the wonders and wisdom of the galaxy they hold in their embroidery hoop.

The book sets itself apart from other pattern books and generic designs found online with the original artwork of renowned fine artist Maya Hanisch, who makes her textile design debut as she envisions the signs of the zodiac and other celestial wonders as embroidered motifs. These designs, from a fiery proud Leo lion, to the ever-changing phases of the moon, interweave Hanisch’s folk art-inspired aesthetic with clean modern lines. The book offers a primer on embroidery techniques, materials, and stitches. Each pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and reference images of the finished project.

About the Author

About Maya Hanisch

Chilean illustrator and children's book author Maya Hanisch paints in colourful details that charm and enchant. Her folkloric illustrations give life to beautiful animals, stunning flowers, all carefully embellished with tiny leaves, cute dots, and graceful flourishes. Maya studied graphic design at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, and painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, US. In 2015, Maya received the Purple Island Award in the Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours in South Korea for her book Color Animal, in which she brings to life a series of animals using collage.

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